PCC Confirms That Amanda Platell Is A Liar


    In an article back in July, Amanda Platell of the  Daily Mail danced on Amy Winehouse’s grave with a vile outburst of abuse and lies.

    Platell indulged herself in the blatant falsification of scientific evidence in order to abuse Amy’s memory and continue the Mail’s  mendacious campaign against cannabis and its hate crime against cannabis users.

    The Press Complaints Commission has accepted that Platell falsified a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.  She wrote that the study “…shows conclusively that cannabis is a gateway drug to heroin, cocaine and crack.” The study shows nothing of the sort.  The PCC describes Platell’s lies as “regrettable” but refuses to deem them a breach of the Editors’ Code.  The full PCC ruling can be seen with the original complaint and the article here.

    To anyone familiar with the PCC’s record or who has been watching the steady demolition of its integrity at the Leveson Inquiry, this will come as no surprise.   Platell’s dishonesty and tawdry conduct has already been mentioned at Leveson.  If the inquiry does nothing else but destroy her career and reputation it will have done good work.

    What must be deeply disturbing  for every decent person in Britain  is the coincidence between Tory spin doctors and the most cheap, dishonourable and disgraceful tabloid hacks.  That Platell and Andy Coulson have both followed virtually identical career paths is something that should be of great concern to our prime minister, David Cameron.  He and his party have demonstrated acute and disastrous misjudgement again and again.  These are the lies, deceptions  and mistakes that we know about.  What other incompetence, malfeasance and dishonesty remains undiscovered?

    As for the PCC, its conduct speaks for itself.  It and its members are beneath contempt.

    As for Platell, that her name should appear in the same context as the genius that was Amy Winehouse is appalling.  That she should have the audacity to comment on Amy and continue to ply her disgusting trade through the newsagents of Britain is to our eternal shame. To compare Amy’s talent to Platell’s life is as comparing the sun with a turd floating in an open sewer.

    • ashka

      Fantastic work Peter, the media need to tell actual true facts which has not been done concerning cannabis for decades.  Cannabis is a God send for so many people who suffer really serious illnesses and to deny these people relief is inhumane.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/johnnerush John Nerush

      I don’t read newspapers because of what I know about the integrity of their content. I have asked plenty of people “why do you read papers?” and generally the response is along the lines of “we don’t believe most of it but its fun to read”, I really don’t understand this mindset.

      News papers seem to be a work of fiction and certainly dont deserve the title “news paper”, why are we so fixated on reading this rubbish?

      Not only should “news” papers be subject to actual regulation but they should also be subject and liable for legal repercussion at all times, not just when someone high profile is effected. Individual journalists should also be held to account. I don’t know if this is what should already be happening but from what I know, other than the sham that is the PCC, there is no other governance.

      Is it wrong to be concerned that both papers and politicians can say what they damn well please and not have to worry about the truth, ethics or even just common sense? It certainly feels like it. How do these people even get so much power to begin with?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5IF2VSM75ORHNKYUV2PVGB2HKE cindy

      Poor Platell guess she just wanted to get attention, Hun if that’s all u wanted u should have posted a topless picture of ur self and flash flash star over night

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lenny-Lennon/100001998948964 Lenny Lennon

      The world of politics is still convinced that newspapers are a big tool to drive their success, like how it was such a big deal that the Sun switched from Labour to support Cameron, and he in turn got cosy with Murdoch (backfired spectacularly). 

      What the world of politics completely misunderstands is the power of social media, and this is what we are seeing in real-time in the States with Ron Paul, a revolution is happening all over social media sites and mainstream media still believe that they can sway public opinion by just ignoring him and not giving him air-time, which is actually working against them. 

      I will predict that by the next election, it will be decided by public opinion on social sites, rather than media bias, simply as it is bigger, faster and far more integral to society now than newspapers.

    • dave p

      fantastic work peter!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=569753693 Dave Balfe

      This disgusting creature is nothing more than a soulless reptile.

    • Stevester

      The media reporters have it in their heads – Lies = pay rise .

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000141987360 Tom Foolery

      Did you know that one of the first members to the British Union of Fascists was in FACT  the daily mail

    • Asdfsadff

      Daily Main = Daily Fail

    • Anonymous

      ‘The Press Complaints Commission has accepted that Platell falsified a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.  She wrote that the study “…shows conclusively that cannabis is a gateway drug to heroin, cocaine and crack.” The study shows nothing of the sort.  The PCC describes Platell’s lies as “regrettable” but refuses to deem them a breach of the Editors’ Code.’
      I think this says more about the so called editors code (or lack of it), than it does about some unknown Reeta Skeeta wannabe.(I’ve never heard of her anyway, until Peter’s complaint in July)
      Remembering that Google is your friend, I looked her up and one of the first pictures I came across was one of her auditioning for the main lead in ‘Braveheart’.
      I’m so glad Mel Gibson got that role in the end…..

    • Terence M. Blackett

      Such a sad commentary on our society…

    • Anonymous

       “…a turd floating in an open sewer”.

      Ha! Ha! Ha! Excellent!

    • http://www.dope-smoker.co.uk Andy

      Outstanding work again Peter. Please keep it up.

      You are giving me a warm feeling inside.

    • Anonymous

      £43,000 for Amy’s dress.
      I wonder how many people will be bidding for Amanda Platell’s dress when she poisons herself with her own lying venom?